In a landmark, India has vaccinated over 290 million people against Covid-19
According to the health ministry, 54,24,374 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours
In yet another significant development, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 29 crores (290 million). A total of 29,46,39,511 vaccine doses have been administered through 39,49,630 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Wednesday.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 54,24,374 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
The new phase of universalization of COVID19 vaccination commenced from June 21.
“The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID19 vaccination throughout the country,” said the Health Ministry.
India has reported 50,848 new cases in the last 24 hours. Less than 1 lakh Daily New Cases have been reported for 16 continuous days now.
India has also been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload. The country’s Active Caseload today stands at 6,43,194. This is the lowest in 82 days.
A net decline of 19,327 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 2.14% of the country's total Positive Cases.
As more people are getting recovered from COVID-19 infection, India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for 41 consecutive days now. 68,817 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.
According to the data reported by the Health Ministry, nearly 18,000(17,969) more recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours compared to the daily new cases.
Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,89,94,855 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 68,817 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 96.56%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.
With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 19,01,056 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 39.59crore (39,59,73,198) tests so far.
While on one side testing has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed. Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 3.12% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.67% today. It has remained less than 5% for 16 consecutive days now.